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by grandpaw7 / September 2, 2004 1:26 AM PDT

I just ran adaware. The big majority of items it found had whenu as the vendor. After adaware removed what it found and did Find on whenu. It came up wtih several whenu entries, including a program folder entry. However, when I opened that folder there was nothing in it. I have deleted these items. But I'm just wondering if there are certain items that Adaware removes on which a person should then use Find to locate folders and files which are still in the computer? I suppose having the items in the compute poses no problem since the program folder is empty but perhaps it is good to get rid of the stuff?

Also, though I didn't choose to quarantines, as least consciously, dAware ended up show 209 objects removed and 211 objects in quarantine. Shouldn't I just have the quarantine removed? Are there times when I shouldn't have quarantine items removed?

While I'm at it, Adaware provides quite a number of options of various kinds. I don't make use of any. Should I be making some kind of use of some of them, or are they just for gurus and geeks?

grandpaw

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great tutorial on AdAwareSE
by LarryD / September 2, 2004 2:23 AM PDT
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Re: Adaware questions
by J. / September 2, 2004 4:19 AM PDT
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Hi Happy

All of the following are free and well worth having on your computer ... be if for empty folders or just to be sure you're covered while "surfing".

Cheers
J.
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http://www.ccleaner.com
Actual name is ?CRAP CLEANER? ? wouldn?t have been my first choice either, LOL - but program works very, very well for cleaning ?bits? that are left around. Such as temp files, empty folders from v-scan, or what?s left after uninstalling programs [this one is under the ?issues? tab]

http://www.webroot.com
SPYSWEEPER is an anti-spy program, like the one you?re using. It?s good to have & run more than one since occasionally one program will catch something another program misses.
NOTE ? this one doesn?t provide updates unless you sign up for the service, so you have only the spyware definitions they include at the time you download ? even so, it?s worth having.

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/
AVG is an anti-v program. As above, it?s good to have & run various programs to ensure that nothing is missed.

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
(if it shows as 2 lines in post - so ensure you highlight all of it & then cut & paste)
PANDASCAN is another anti-v program but you do it online (I go once a week). Again, it simply ensures you are covered ?six ways to Sunday? :-).

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Re: Adaware questions
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 8:58 AM PDT
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Grandpaw,

It's not going to harm the computer to delete empty folders such as the ones you refer to, but it's not really required that you go looking for them. An empty folder shouldn't cause a problem.

After Ad-Aware quarantines an item, make sure to connect to the internet and generally test some of your programs. As mentioned earlier, I also try to eliminate the Quarantined items as soon as possible, but sometimes" the removal can affect internet connections. In those cases, you may need to restore the quarantined item temporarily. As soon as you can assure yourself that the removals have caused no damage, clean out the quarantine folder.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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